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Dr. Rita Thar

BSc-Speech Therapy

Speech Therapist, Mumbai

46 Years Experience
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Dr. Rita Thar is a trusted Speech Therapist in Kandivali West, Mumbai. She has over 46 years of experience as a Speech Therapist. She studied and completed BSc-Speech Therapy . You can consult Dr. Rita Thar at Dr Rita Thar in Kandivali West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rita Thar and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Speech Therapists in India. You will find Speech Therapists with more than 44 years of experience on You can find Speech Therapists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


BSc-Speech Therapy - Mumbai University - 1972
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I have stammering problem since childhood and even couldn't pronounce some alphabets clearly. What should I do?

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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I have a problem regarding speech. I can not pronounce the letter 's' clearly. While speaking it sounds like f. For instance if I am saying some it sounds like 'fun' Please help me with this. One more thing I would like to inform you about is that I had a habit of sucking thumb till 6-7 years of age. Could the problem occur due to this habit?

Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Therapy
Speech Therapist, Pondicherry
You have to know proper place and manner of Sa sound. Then in which are all d position you are having this problem. For example initial medial or final (Sat or mouSe or drawS).In therapy we 'll help you to know the proper place and manner. Then set of words which starts with s in 1st, middle and last position. It ll help you make S to pronounce. Same for all consonants.
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My mom 67 years old, has breathlessness and weak voice, has gone to ent, but still no cure! doctor says left vocal cord is slightly blocked? even after drinking water she coughs! what do we do further? please advice

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Left vocal cord paralysis/weakness, which can cause spill of liquid into upper airways causing cough. Have second opinion from ent spe. Vocal cord paralysis is not good
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Blood got clotted in one of the nerve in brain My grand ma is unable to speak She is trying to speak but the tongue is not supporting and right leg and hand are expected just as paralysed including tongue Doctors have gone surgery through angiogram and passed a medicine through nerve which is clotted Any idea about this case and any other suggested treatments?

Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Rehabilitation physiotherapy and speech therapy will help in recovery. Do not waste further time as better recovery phase is initial few months than chronic conditions.
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I am 21 years old male. I am having stammering problem. I believe it's more of a psychological problem. I have noticed whenever I am low on confidence or depressed I stutter. I want to overcome this problem as I'll be appearing for job interviews from next month. Please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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My voice is not good at singing. How can we bring improvement in voice while singing .kindly suggest me some ways. I heard gargling with salty water regular makes voice good n clear. Also honey works to a greater extent. Thanks.

General Physician, Gurgaon
sajan gupta voice is God Gifted You have instrument in your neck that is Vocal Card which you need to keep healthy You are required to speak slowly not loudly speak less to give voice rest maintain oral Hygiene You go to net and see follow instructions
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What is the remedy of stammering problem. Please tell me as soon as possible. Thankyou.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Stammering generally develops in the course of growing up. And is linked somewhat to your self confidence. Try speaking by looking into the mirror. Speak slowly. Create a script before speaking. Exercise deep breathing and say encouraging words to yourself - i'm good, I have qualities. I'm good at doing this believe in yourself.
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Speech & Language Delay - Spot The Signs!

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Speech & Language Delay - Spot The Signs!

There are instances when a kid doesn’t show the usual signs of development compared to their peers. Most parents take it casually thinking that their child will catch up in due course only to find a larger problem associated with it. It is therefore extremely important to discuss speech and language related delays with a medical practitioner to find out whether a child is immature or has a genuine problem which requires medical help. A child can show different signs as per age:

Different age group:

  • Within the first 12 months, a baby should be able to relate to his environment and make babbling and cooing sound. It is often observed that by month 9, a baby is capable of stringing sounds after seeing things. If a baby is intently watching objects, but is unable to make any sound, this may be an early symptom of speech or language related problem.
  • Between the 12th and the 15th month, a baby should be capable of making a wide array of sounds including few commonly used words. Babies should also be able to take few basic instructions and oblige those.
  • Between the age of 18th and 24th months, a baby becomes smart enough to pronounce anywhere in the range of 20 to 50 words. They also start combining words and make simple sentences. They should be capable of identifying common objects and remember their names.
  • By the age of 3, a toddler should be smart enough to combine 4-5 words and form sentences. Kids of this age also become smart enough to take straightforward instructions and perform them comfortably. Any deviation on this should be immediately reported to the Doctor.

What are the warning signs?
If a child between the age of 1-2 is not able to do the following things:

  1. Fails to use gesture
  2. Use more gesture than vocalising by the age of 18 months
  3. Produce no voice by 18th-month
  4. Fails to perform simple instructions

A child between the age of 2-3 needs evaluation if:

  1. Capable of imitating words but isn’t spontaneous in vocalising
  2. Repeats certain words multiple times
  3. The tone of voice is unusual compared to his peers

Possible causes of speech and language delay:

  1. Problems with palate leading to oral impairments
  2. Short frenulum restricting sufficient tongue movement to produce speech
  3. Oral-motor problems leading to speech limitation
  4. Problems related to hearing
  5. Chronic infection of the ear leading to speech delay

What does the pathologist assess?

  1. What can the child speak?
  2. What can the child understand?
  3. Oral-motor status
  4. Clarity of speech

Post the above evaluation a pathologist directs a plan of action. Sometimes speech therapy sessions are recommended in order to improve kids’ skill. For a motor related problem, a doctor can state a plan of action and limit the expectation of parents. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Speech Therapist.

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Sir I have starting a problem of stammer. So pls give me a best solution to remove it my life. Pls sir.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Pranshul, Stammering is "speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or "say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses". Stammering could be due to two reasons. One. Vocal chord misalignment. Two. Psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ENT Specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ENT specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, You should consult a psychologist for stammer therapy. Take care.
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My grand mother all sudden lost the clarity in her speech. She is not able to talk clearly life before, we got it checked from physician he said everything is okay, neurologist gave medicine and we get MRI done, report find some clot. Any one who is familiar with such cases please suggest the duration of treatment.

BSC - Hearing and Speech
Speech Therapist, Salem
Hi lybrate-user. Most of the time (for all age groups), whether the brain clot is surgically treated or not, the speech problem still remains. It’s the fact. Please go ahead and fix the clot. But don’t expect her speech to be fixed just by fixing her clot. Clot fixing and Speech recovery are 2 different things. Just because her speech was impaired because of the clot, doesn’t mean her speech will be alright after fixing the clot. But still you need to make sure that she can communicate with words or any other way possible. If she is still trying and struggling to speak, please consult a Speech Therapist asap. We can help her fix her speech problem through speech therapy by recovering it back. It takes a particular period of time and can also help you as a family to plan ahead on how to engage her in conversations with people instead of she not communicating anything. It is her right to communicate and she can. For more info, contact please.
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